For some time, we haven’t had any binary distribution on Windows. This was bad because a significant number of our downloads of earlier releases was from Windows people.

So, I’m working to change this. The first step is to revive the noinstall zip files. This isn’t too difficult, just run the scripts. In theory, at least.

Actually the build scripts didn’t work for me, but the problems with them were really minor. So I did some of the steps manually and modified the scripts a bit. Looks like it worked.

I’m now uploading the windows zip file to the mirrors. You should be able to download it from http://askmonty.org/wiki/MariaDB:Download.

For now, we only have a 32 bit version of this. At some point I will also produce 64 bit binaries, but that will have to wait a bit. I’m also working on a normal installer with the usual wizard based install that Windows users are accustomed to.

This is the first distributable zip file we have done in a while, so there might be some problems with it. It should work, but if there are problems with it, I hope you will help me make the distribution even better by reporting a bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/maria/+filebug, sending a mail to maria-developers@lists.launchpad.net or go on IRC and talk to me on #maria.

  • xer

    Awesome, so far I have only been able to support MariaDB in emails to EU and telling people about it, but now I see I'll soon be able to actually start implementing because of the new attention to windows.

    If I'm not mistaken the largest percent of people downloading(using?) MySQL were “windows people” so its great news to have someone working on an installer for windows. Hopefully going forward there will be a continued effort into providing the best upgrade/install wizzard so its a no brainer to use your software.